HC Deb 30 January 1918 vol 101 cc1546-7
65. Captain WRIGHT

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether the difference of approximately £5 per ton between the prices fixed by the Food Controller for cattle cake of different kinds and the prices actually paid for such cake by the importers is to be borne by the importers from whom he has now requisitioned the cake or by the Treasury, or will he issue a new Order?


Any stocks of cattle cake taken possession of by the Ministry of Food under the Cattle Feeding-stuffs (Requisition) Order, 1918, will be taken over on the terms prescribed in the Cattle Feeding Cake and Meal and Millers' Offals (Maximum Prices) Order dated the 1st November, 1917. It is not proposed to pay compensation to holders of such stocks, but any case of hardship may be brought before the Defence of the Realm Losses Commission.

Captain WRIGHT

Is the House to understand that these importers of cake are to make claims before the Claims Commission for the loss of £5 a ton on tens of thousands of tons and to wait for the recovery of what they have actually spent until those claims have been settled?


Where any real loss is sustained the hardship or loss may be reported to the Defence of the Realm Losses Commission.


Does that Regulation apply to Ireland as well as Great Britain?


I am under the impression that it does, but I shall require notice to give a definite reply

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